General InformationPublicationsResearch Projects

  • Yu Huang, Birgitt Boschitsch, Nan Sun, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang and Tak Sing Wong, 2017, "A Switchable Cross-Species Liquid Repellent Surface", Advanced Materials, 29, pp. 1604641
  • Jing Wang, Keiko Kato, Alex P. Blois and Tak Sing Wong, 2016, "Bioinspired omniphobic coatings with a thermal self-repair function on industrial materials", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, pp. 8265–8271
  • Shikuan Yang, Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin and Tak Sing Wong, 2016, "Ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection in general liquids", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113, (2), pp. 268–273
  • Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Shikuan Yang and Tak-Sing Wong, 2015, "Slippery Wenzel state", ACS Nano, 9, pp. 9260 - 9267
  • Noah MacCallum, Caitlin Howell, Philseok Kim, Derek Sun, Ronn Friedlander, Jonathan Ranisau, Onye Ahanotu, Jennifer J. Lin, Alex Vena, Benjamin D Hatton, Tak Sing Wong and Joanna Aizenberg, 2015, "Liquid-infused silicone as a biofouling-free medical material", ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 1, pp. 43 - 51
  • Cicely Shillingford, Noah MacCallum, Tak Sing Wong, Philseok Kim and Joanna Aizenberg, 2014, "Fabrics coated with lubricated nanostructures display robust omniphobicity", Nanotechnology, 25, pp. 14019
  • Nicolas Vogel, Rebecca Belisle, Benjamin Hatton, Tak Sing Wong and Joanna Aizenberg, 2013, "Fully transparent, omniphobic surfaces based on inverse colloidal monolayers", Nature Communications, 4, pp. 2167
  • Daniel Daniel, Max N. Mankin, Rebecca A. Belisle, Tak Sing Wong and Joanna Aizenberg, 2013, "Liquid-infused micro/nano-structured surfaces with tunable dynamic omniphobicity at high temperatures", Applied Physics Letters, 102, pp. 231603
  • Tak Sing Wong, Taolei Sun, Lin Feng and Joanna Aizenberg, 2013, "Interfacial materials with special wettability", MRS Bulletin, 38, pp. 366-371
  • Yao Xi, Yuhang Hu, Alison Grinthal, Tak Sing Wong, L. Mahadevan and Joanna Aizenberg, 2013, "Adaptive fluid-infused porous films with tunable transparency and wettability", Nature Materials, 12, pp. 529-534
  • Alex Esptein, Tak Sing Wong, Rebecca Belisle, Emily Marie Boggs and Joanna Aizenberg, 2012, "Liquid-infused structured surfaces with exceptional anti-biofouling performance", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109, pp. 13182-13187
  • Philseok Kim, Tak Sing Wong, Jack Alvarenga, Wilmer Adorno and Joanna Aizenberg, 2012, "Liquid-infused nanostructured surfaces with extreme anti-ice and anti-frost performance", ACS Nano, 6, pp. 6569-6577
  • Tak Sing Wong, Sung Hoon Kang, Sindy K.Y. Tang, Elizabeth J. Smythe, Benjamin D. Hatton, Alison Grinthal and Joanna Aizenberg, 2011, "Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity", Nature, 477, pp. 443-447
  • Tak Sing Wong, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Xiaoying Shen and Chih-Ming Ho, 2011, "Nano-chromatography driven by the coffee ring effect", Analytical Chemistry, 83, pp. 1871-1873
  • Xiaoying Shen, Chih-Ming Ho and Tak Sing Wong, 2010, "Minimal size of coffee ring structure", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114, pp. 5269-5274
  • Tak Sing Wong and Chih-Ming Ho, 2009, "Dependence of macroscopic wetting on nanoscopic surface textures", Langmuir, 25, pp. 12851-12854
  • Tak Sing Wong, Adam Huang and Chih-Ming Ho, 2009, "Wetting behaviors of individual nanostructures", Langmuir, 25, pp. 6599-6603
  • Tak Sing Wong, Braden Brough and Chih-Ming Ho, 2009, "Creation of functional micro and nanosystems through top-down and bottom-up approaches", Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, 6, pp. 1-55
  • Yuh Adam Lin, Tak Sing Wong, Urvashi Bhardwaj, Jia-Ming Chen, Chih-Ming Ho and Edward McCabe, 2007, "Formation of high electromagnetic gradient through particle-based microfluidic approach", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 17, pp. 1299-1306
  • Branden Brough, Karen L. Christman, Tak Sing Wong, Christopher M. Kolodziej, Jeff G. Forbes, Kuan Wang, Heather D. Maynard and Chih-Ming Ho, 2007, "Surface initiated actin polymerization from top-down manufactured nanopatterns", Soft Matter, 3, pp. 541-546
  • Adam Huang, Tak Sing Wong and Chih-Ming Ho, 2006, "Silicone polymer chemical vapor sensors fabricated by direct polymer patterning on substrate technique (DDPOST)", Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, 116, pp. 2-10
  • King W.C. Lai, Carmen K.M. Fung, Tak Sing Wong, Mandy L.Y. Sin, Wen J. Li and C.P. Kwong, 2006, "Development of an automated microspotting system for rapid dielectrophoretic fabrication of bundled carbon nanotube sensors", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 3, pp. 218-227
  • Carmen K.M. Fung, Tak Sing Wong, Rosa H.M. Chan and Wen J. Li, 2004, "Dielectrophoretic batch fabrication of bundled carbon nanotube thermal sensors", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 3, pp. 395-403
  • Tak Sing Wong and Wen J. Li, 2002, "Dependence of AC electrophoresis carbon nanotube manipulation on microelectrode geometry", Journal of Non-linear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, 3, pp. 769-774


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